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Badger knife show

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by darkmatter35, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. darkmatter35

    darkmatter35

    388
    Aug 21, 2011
    This weekend at the Janesville Wisconsin Holiday Inn / conference center . 175 tables. I'm going after work Saturday, stay overnight, eat,swim, and talk knives. Back home Sunday, back to work Monday.
    John S.
     
  2. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Have fun!
     
  3. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    Hope you have a great time. There's only one knife show close enough for me to drive to. It's coming up next weekend. I've been working overtime...... just in case I see something I "need"
     
  4. frontiertom

    frontiertom Gold Member Gold Member

    558
    Sep 20, 2004
    For a lot of years Badge Knife Show was the only one I could get too! It is always a good show! There are a good amount of venders there, and some mighty pretty merchandise! A lot of it is out of my league, but then again a lot of bladeforums knife makers are too! Have a good time!
     
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  5. greatscoot

    greatscoot "I dont know Karate, but I know Karazy" Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
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    I may have to get there next year. It's about an hour forty-five from my house and there aren't any decent shows in Illinois anymore.
     
  6. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Have fun. There is the Shenandoah knife show coming up next weekend(5-7) too in Harrisonburg, VA, I have always wanted to go but life gets in the way.
     
  7. Psy223

    Psy223

    82
    Dec 17, 2018
    Is there a thread for posting upcoming shows? I could have gone to this one if I’d known about it last week.
     
  8. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    That's the show I was referring to. Takes me about an hour and a half to get there but it's usually worth it. I've been going every year for 10 years or more.
     
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  9. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Have fun for me too if I dont' get there, i may make it, you never know.
     
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  10. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    It's a fun time, my wife and son will go with me. I enjoy talking to knife makers I've met before and meeting new ones as much as I enjoy the knives. The biggest challenge for me is deciding when to go. I've picked up knives on Friday that I was shocked to find and I've gotten some really good bargains on Sunday when people were starting to prep for the trip home. If it was closer I would go each day.
     
  11. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    If it went it would have to be Saturday and stay in town somewhere and return home inn
    Sunday.
     
  12. darkmatter35

    darkmatter35

    388
    Aug 21, 2011
    Well I'm back from the show. Had a great time, actually could have spent another day if it wasn't for work. Its amazing the wealth of knowledge these knife makers have. Some have 60 years experience and are happy to share with anyone interested. One of the knife makers wives had a booth showing her husbands work .He had passed away and had a beautiful display of knives that looked more like art which belonged in a museum, not for sale.
    Take care, John S.
     
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  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Thanks for the info about the show, are you referring to the Badger show?
     
  14. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    Did you make it to the SVKC show? It was probably the best show I've been to there. Not only plenty of sharp things but so many people that were a pleasure to talk with.
     
  15. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    No, did not make it, thanks for the update, maybe next year. It sneaks up on me. Glad it was a good one. :D
     

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